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Thursday, November 22, 2012 Tri-County News Central Minn. : :  0 '     ........ Fertilizer reduction project Targeted fertilizer application reduction project off to great start The Clearwater River Water- shed District's (CRWD) Targeted Fertilizer Application Reduc- tion Project has begun in earnest. The project is funded in part by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency through a grant from the United States Environmental Pro- tection Agency, Section 319 Non- point Source Management Fund. The local funding for this project is being provided by the CRWD through the Clearwater River Chain of Lakes Restoration Proj- ect. The focus is on increasing the use of soil testing and GPS-aided application technology to lead to a reduction of the amount of fertil- izer applied to agricultural fields in the upper parts of the Clearwa- ter River Watershed above Lake Betsy. Enrolled producers work with a local cooperative, which conducts gridded soil testing on enrolled fields to determine how much fertilizer is needed in each grid. Once determined, the coopera- tive returns and applies the cor- rect amount of fertilizer follow- ing the soil testing results using GPS technology. The result is that the field receives a more accurate amount of fertilizer instead of a blanket, standard application rate. During the trial portion of this project, test fields demonstrated a decrease in the amount of fer- tilizer applied, while yields were either unaffected or experienced an increase due to all parts of the field receiving amounts of fertil- izer needed for optimal growth. In turn, by not having exces- sive fertilizer applied to the field. (a common result using the standard rate method), runoff from rain events transports less fertilizer to the surface waters of the Clear- water River Watershed, includ- ing the Clearwater River Chain of Eden vntlff-00atkins senior Din00n00 Menu Nov. 26-30 Please call at least one day in advance. Meals may be picked up. Monday-Swiss steak, baked potato, corn, bread/margarine, pineapple, milk. Tuesday-Lemon-pepper fish, au gratin potatoes, green beans, bread/margarine, apple cake, milk. Wednesday-Meatloaf/catsup, whole parslied potatoes, Scandi- navian-blend vegetables, bread/ margarine, Mandarin oranges, milk. Thursday-Pork steak, rice, applesauce, carrots, dinner roll/ margarine, lemon angel food cake, milk. Friday-Minestrone soup, meat salad on bun, peaches, crackers/ margarine, cookie, milk. Suggested donation for those 60 or older is $3.50, under 60 is $6.55. Eden Valley din- ers are served at the Civic Cen- ter (attached to the city offices building), and should reserve a meal by calling Julie Ruprecht at (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners are served at St. Anthony Manor, and should call Peggi Gohman at (320) 764-5615 for reservation by 1 p.m. the day before your meal. Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- day through Friday. This service is through Lutheran Social Service, funded in part by a contract from the Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Federal Older Americans Act through the Min- nesota Board on Aging. Community Page 5 Lakes. Fertilizer is high in nutri- ents like phosphorus and nitro- gen, and excessive nutrients enter- ing a body of water is detrimental to its health. The Clearwater River Water- shed District is working with the Consumer Cooperative Associa- tion in Litchfield, Minn., and the Centra Sota Cooperative in Wat- kins, Minn., to implement this project. Enrollment for this year has begun, and will continue into 2016. Contact one of these cooper- atives or the District office to dis- cuss enrollment. To learn more about the CRWD, please visit our website at: www.crwd.org. Kimball senior Dnn00 Nov. 26-30 Monday-Euchre: Lasagna, green beans, lettuce salad, gar- lic breadstick, sliced pears. Tuesday-Euchre: Hamburger on a bun, baked beans, coleslaw, raspberry parfait. Wednesday: Roast pork, sweet potatoes, steamed cabbage, wheat bread, chocolate mousse. Thursday: Swedish meatballs, parslied potatoes, country trio vegetables, wheat bread, Manda- rin orange cake. Friday-Bingo: Roasted chicken, whipped potatoes w/gravy, peas, dinner roll, sherbet. Euchre anytime there are enough players 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. MO/u Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, or what you can afford. Guests under 60 pay $7. REMINDER: When there is a choice of entree on the menu, you will receive the first one listed UNLESS you notify us. The cbf- fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are available at the Senior Dining Site and the State Bank of Kimball. Partially funded under contract with the Central Minnesota Coun- cil of Aging as part of the Older Americans Act and administered by Catholic Charities of the Dio- cese of St. Cloud. 2 years of savings! .... St. Anthony Manor activities activities for November Mondays: Euchre 7 p.m. Wednesday: Exercise 10 a.m., Senior Citizen cards 1-4:30 p.m. Fridays: Mass 8:15 a.m. (except 1st Friday of the month) Sundays: Pray the Rosary 8a.m. Nail Care 1 p.m. Special Activities for November Nov. 22-Happy Thanksgiving! Nov. 27-St. Cloud Fun Singers 2p.m. Illnnll 00FREE Regular 6" Sub Good only at: 24086 State Hwy 15 (just N. of Luxemburg on Hwy 15) 320-25t-4533 Includes all the fixings & salad bar .,f 'uildYurOWnBurger 7 -- 'Thursdays 11am-Close Choose your free 2 toppings & add any additional for small cost. .... " Mon.Wed: 6am.2pm Thurs-Sat: 6am.8pm Sun: 7am.lpm Mai n St., Watkin R4"gO0 E-mail your story ideas to ed itor@t ricou n tynew s.M N mething special happens when you ombine the right mixture of thanks, good will, tradition, friends, and family. Happy Thanksgiving Farmers irate Bank of Watktns www.fsbwatkins.com